Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Anniversary Wishes for 60 Happy Years


I have a card to share with you. Shocking, I know. I've been MIA for a bit because I've had a bit more time with my daughter and grandson visiting inlaws and decided to address a quilt that I started 8 years ago, make a pillow, and scrapbook (actual - not digital) my Alaska pictures. So the fact that I also got two cards made is pretty impressive. The card I made is for my sister's 60th anniversary. Isn't that the coolest!! Now that's impressive. My brother-inlaw is the sweetest man and I was actually a baby when they got married, so they got lots of parenting practice with me before they started their own family. They have 5 wonderful children, 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. My sister has always been an inspiration to me. She's a fabulous homemaker, cook, seamstress, mother, grandmother, and still hosts most of the family gatherings. My brother-in-law keeps us in stitches with his warm and witty sense of humor. I'm so proud of them and couldn't help but brag on them a bit before talking about the card. I was inspired by Susan Robert's inchie card from last Saturday and decided I must give one a try. I chose some images that I thought represented their marriage, stamped them and mounted them on black cardstock. The panel I mounted those on I stamped with Flourishes "Damask". I used my "Textile" Cuttlebug EF for the top and bottom of the white cardstock. The sentiment was my own and computer generated with "Santa's Sleigh" font. All of it is mounted on a sheet of SU's fancy paper from their "Taste of Textile" set. I added half-pearls in the corners and mailed off their card. I did another anniversary card today with a very vintage feel that I'll be sharing soon. As promised, I am including a few more Alaska pics. I'm working feverishly on my album while details are still fresh in my mind. The one of the sunset was taken at almost 10:00 p.m. That took some getting used to. The one below that is of my daughter and son-in-law and grandson who I'm missing very much. Glad they'll be back this week-end. The one on the right was taken on a tour out of Skagway. The views on that tour were breathtaking for sure. Thanks for stopping by. I apologize for the lack of posts but I am pleased with all that I'm able to accomplish.

4 comments:

Peggy said...

Your inchie card is fabulous! What a wonderful tribute to an amazing accomplishment! 60 Years is definitely cool!
The Alaska pictures are gorgeous and you sure have been busy getting lots done! Awesome!

Susan (rainy) said...

I LOVE it, Karen! The white and black theme with just a pop of red...perfect. Congrats to your sister. And thanks so much for the shout out, too. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great card, the textured bg is nice with the inchies. I love the photos, looks beautiful. Glad youa re having time iwth the family.

Rachel said...

Oh Karen, what an elegant card!!! your pictures are beautiful! So glad you are taking time to enjoy your family!! have fun.
hugs,
Rachel